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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dr. Jason Salemi, an epidemiologist with the University of South Florida, said he is "absolutely concerned" about Mu in light of its spread throughout the state.

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"This variant has a constellation of mutations that suggests that it would evade certain antibodies, not only monoclonal antibodies, but vaccine- and convalescent serum-induced antibodies," Fauci said.
Rut roh! Covid is far from done with us no matter what we think about it. This winter is not going to be good unless people continue to seriously mitigate regardless of vaccination status.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-09-14 09:02 AM | Reply

I have been vaxxed and masked since Delta became a thing.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-14 09:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Maybe we should start looking at shutting borders around the nation from other countries. We know what most of this stuff is coming from.

But that's a liberal holy grail, so it wont happen.

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2021-09-14 09:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

California, Florida, New York, Alaska, Texas. Saved you a click.

#4 | Posted by qcp at 2021-09-14 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Alaska. Did not see that one coming.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-14 10:03 AM | Reply

"Maybe we should start looking at shutting borders around the nation from other countries."

So what you're saying is:
"Maybe we should start looking at shutting trade with other countries."

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-14 10:07 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Not to say travel restrictions shouldn't be in place or conditions set for entry but I find it hilarious that this is y'alls go to "fix" for everything.

Milk curdled? SHUT THE BORDER!

Car runs out of gas? SHUT THE BORDER!

Red sock stains colors all your whites pink? SHUT THE BORDER!

It's almost as if y'all are, how to put this politely, blunt instruments.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-14 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

JPW-we DO know of 75,000,000 voters that fall into that "blunt instrument" category....

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-09-14 10:46 AM | Reply

Mu? Great! Now they really think cattle de-wormer will work.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-09-14 11:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

So far as we know, Covid-19 did not originate in the US and neither did Delta or Mu variants, so yeah, some well placed international travel restrictions would have been wise, in the past and future.

#10 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 01:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Back in March/April 2020, our county was county was completely shut down. Essential trips only, everything g closed except essential services like grocery stores. At the time I thought it was pretty stupid, as we had only 2 cases reported on the entire county. I thought we should "save" that remedy for when the problem becomes acute. Fast forward to now. Cases are exploding and everything is open. Folks say people won't tolerate another shut down, but that may be what we need to stall the spread.

Save your responses about vaccines. I'm VERY PRO VACCINE, but I have seen first hand that the vaccine does not stop the spread. Vaccines reduce the serious/life threatening cases, but does not stop the spread. My vaccinated daughter's vaccinated roommate caught Covid and spread it to seven of her vaccinated friends in early July. We all know about Providence as well. I frankly don't believe this 1 in 5000 --------. I believe in vaccines, but it is not enough.

#11 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 05:49 PM | Reply

As for international travel, I am an airline buff. While sitting home in April 2020, with most of the country shut down, I watched takeoffs and landings at LAX and SFO. (Via FlightAware) Planes were steadily coming in from China and all parts of Asia. How can that be, I wondered? We were told international travel was restricted, critical essential travel only. I don't know what that is supposed to mean but I saw no change in airport traffic.

#12 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 05:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I'm VERY PRO VACCINE, but I have seen first hand that the vaccine does not stop the spread."

Where's this coming from?

Who told you vaccines would stop the spread, Miranda7?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-14 06:08 PM | Reply

I frankly don't believe this 1 in 5000 --------. I believe in vaccines, but it is not enough.
#11 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

Yeah, mask the fnkc up.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-14 06:10 PM | Reply

The CDC, Snoofy

#15 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 07:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Rusty,
My daughter got it from her roommate, who got it from her boyfriend, who got it from his mother during a restaurant dinner (all vaccinated people). The mother got it from a kid she was babysitting, who was not vaccinated, who got it at school, where everyone was masked.

Go ahead and feel safe in your "I':m vaccinated and wear a mask in public, so I am safe" fantasy.

#16 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 07:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I':m vaccinated and wear a mask in public, so I am safe" fantasy.
#16 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

California schools are open while schools in Republican led states are closing. Your Chicken Little anecdote is duly noted, though.

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-14 07:34 PM | Reply

Bookmark this thread to look back after the California schools close again and when you ar a member of your well protected family members somehow gets COVID despite your vaccine and mask.

#18 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 08:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#18 You raise some good points along with hindsight.
No country closed their borders. Flight restrictions is like a condom with a hole.
What did work was testing (just fever initially) and forced quarantines of travellers (NZ, Oz, Taiwan etc).
What worked after the spread was isolation (Italy etc), and mask wearing.

Vaccines are not perfect, they will eventually bring the spread down, but masking and isolation also helps.
I still wear a mask, I am double vaxxed.

The lessons learned from Covid is that most countries are unable to control a pandemic. Leadership was unprepared and timid or reckless. People's compliance was poor. Acting quickly might have worked, but that would have been before the world saw the full horror of Covid to justify drastic actions. I can't see governments preventing their citizens from returning at the start of the next pandemic, so closing borders is not feasible, but testing and isolation is.

We have had double digit fatality pandemics recently. If we get another that has a high R0, we will solve the climate crisis by drastically reducing our carbon footprint after the initial decomposition of a few billion people.

It is sad that a supposedly intelligent species f'ed up so badly.

#19 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-14 09:14 PM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

Hasn't yet and currently, that's what matters.

States with Republican governors had highest Covid incidence and death rates, study finds
www.nbcnews.com

Associations between governor political affiliation and COVID-19 cases, deaths, and testing in the United States
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Republicans take to mask wars as COVID-19 surges in red states

The fights have begun to eclipse debate over vaccine requirements. And they come as some Democratic-run states are moving in the opposite direction.
... U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he opposes DeSantis' orders against school mask mandates, saying on CNN Sunday, "The local official should have control here."

One Republican governor has backtracked. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchison called the state's lawmakers into special session to consider loosening a ban on mask mandates he now says he regrets having signed in April. A judge has already temporarily blocked the ban.

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/gop-mask-wars-as-cases-surge-in-red-states/ 507-75fdb1ce-2b7a-46d8-8fbf-236aee9db5b1

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-14 09:23 PM | Reply

Link to latter article above: www.abc10.com

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-14 09:24 PM | Reply

So obsessed with the politics,that won't save you either.

#22 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 09:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So obsessed with the politics,that won't save you either.

#22 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

In a rational country, it wouldn't have been political in the first place.

#23 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-09-14 10:03 PM | Reply

My daughter got it from her roommate, who got it from her boyfriend, who got it from his mother during a restaurant dinner (all vaccinated people). The mother got it from a kid she was babysitting, who was not vaccinated, who got it at school, where everyone was masked.
Go ahead and feel safe in your "I':m vaccinated and wear a mask in public, so I am safe" fantasy.
#16 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

Wait:
Was your daughter wearing a mask?

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-15 10:35 AM | Reply

Wait:
Was your daughter wearing a mask?

#24 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2021-09-15 10:35 AM

Wait, weren't we told that if we took the vaccine we wouldn't have to wear the mask anymore?

Just like Biden told us there wouldn't be a vaccine mandate.

This is going to be one huge clusterfck. The ONLY reason that there's a testing option with the mandate is because if employers mandate people get the shot to keep their job, the burden of responsibility of vaccine injury falls on them.

#25 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-15 01:14 PM | Reply

Shut up, loser.

#26 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-15 02:08 PM | Reply

Wait, weren't we told that if we took the vaccine we wouldn't have to wear the mask anymore?

That was stupid of them to do so and to anyone who understands how this ---- works it was a stupid move.

That was also was before delta became prevalent and when the vaccine was preventing infection and disease at 95% rates.

Delta changed the entire equation.

The ONLY reason that there's a testing option with the mandate is because if employers mandate people get the shot to keep their job, the burden of responsibility of vaccine injury falls on them.

#25 | Posted by BellRinger

I don't think that's true at all.

Responsibility for vaccine injury compensation is entirely through the National Vaccine Injury Board.

www.hrsa.gov

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-15 10:08 PM | Reply

"Wait, weren't we told that if we took the vaccine we wouldn't have to wear the mask anymore?"

I remember a whole life where I was never told I had to wear a mask.
Then, COVID came along and things changed.
Then, vaccines came along and things changed.
Then, Delta came along and things changed.

Can you live with change, BellRinger?
It doesn't seem like you are very receptive to the concept.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-15 10:11 PM | Reply

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